Saturday, June 15, 2024

Obama Talks Immigration Reform with Congressional Hispanic Caucus

President Obama is holding a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this afternoon to discuss immigration reform.

The meeting follows on the heels of a discussion the President held yesterday with grassroots groups and labor leaders on the issue at the White House.

During this meeting the President said his Administration is committed to a bipartisan process that will allow for border security through comprehensive immigration reform.  The President also announced plans to give a speech soon on the importance of this issue.  Sources have said this speech will be given Thursday morning at the American University in Washington DC. 

Republicans have expressed their unwillingness to take up any legislation that would give immigrants a path to citizenship before securing the southern border from drug cartel-related violence, but the President has pressed Congress to enact reform citing Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070.

The Obama administration is considering filing suit against Arizona for its anti-immigrant law.


The Hill